Recently MAC has dropped the prices per pan from $12 to $8, with single shadows remaining at $19. If you are still buying shadows with their own case its time to change that! There's no way that plastic case is worth $11. As in, more than the shadow. Ridiculous.
This month is my birthday month, but I totally wasn't thinking about that when I picked my shadow. I'm glad that I picked a shade that is totally "me" but I kind of wish I had picked something a little bit crazy. Oh well!
Quarry is a matte, muted taupe-mauve. Based on the palette I am building it is definitely a medium shade, it blends well and is easy to build from soft and muted to more defined. This is my favourite sort of eyeshadow and I am glad to have it in this palette, even if I do own similar shades by other brands!
Now that my palette has a good mix of shadows to it I thought it would be fun to put together a look focusing on the shadows in the palette.
I started by applying MAC Paint Pot in "Painterly" all over my lid all the way up to my brows to use as a base/primer. Then I applied Yogurt all over my lid all the way up to my brows. Next I used Quarry in my crease. After applying 2-3 layers and really building it up, I added a touch of Blackberry in my outer crease to add some drama. I then applied Satin Taupe all over my lid to my crease. I then blended the shadows slightly, and finished off with Jest under my brows.
From the front this contour looked pretty great, but from the side I think it was a bit much. Live and learn :)
To complete the look I added a black cat's eye with my favourite black eyeliner, and two coats of my favourite mascara.
I love the way these purple-plum shadows bring out the green in my eyes, and really make them pop!
I finished off with a matte nude liquid lipstick: Tarte's Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Namaste.
My palette so far.
5. Satin Taupe
6. Star Violet
Eight more shadows to go!
I'm really excited that this month I filled in a whole row. Still nothing in the bottom, but it will come! I really want to add some navy and blue shadows down there.
What are your favourite MAC eyeshadows? I'm thinking this summer I want to add some brighter shadows to the mix!
Other posts in this series:
January (Yogurt, Jest, Blackberry, Star Violet)
March (Satin Taupe)